Free workshops set to help sporting clubs increase skills and knowledge

Sports balls on grass from above.
Sports balls on grass from above.

A SERIES of free workshops to help local sporting clubs increase their skills and knowledge will take place again in 2017.

The workshops will cover a number of important topics such as creating safe clubs for children, KidSport administration and the new Associations Incorporation Act.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the workshops were a great resource for local clubs looking to grow and develop.

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“This is an opportunity for sports clubs to learn from industry leaders and gain valuable knowledge and insight on how to improve the skills and practices of the club and their volunteers,” he said.

The workshop series is being held as part of the City’s Blue Ribbon program, which is funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation and Lotterywest.

Midland-Guildford Ward Councillor Daniel Parasiliti said it was vital to ensure community clubs were given all of the support they needed to prosper.

“Sporting clubs are run almost exclusively by volunteers, so opportunities like this that increase skills and knowledge are very important,” he said.

“Clubs provide people with an avenue to be physically active and involved in their community, so it’s a priority for the City to ensure that clubs have all they need to succeed.”

The first workshop kicks off on February 6 and will be held at the City of Bayswater Civic Centre in Morley.

For more information on the workshop series and how or register, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au or contact the City’s Club Development Officer on 0408 207 407.